A NEW £1 million health centre will open in a Monmouthshire village next month.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg hit out at Labour for failing the people of Wales on a whistle-stop tour of the principality today.
FORMER Newport, Wales and Lions centre Malcolm Thomas has died at the age of 82.
A FIRE ripped through reed beds destroying the habitat of protected birds at Newport Wetlands.
SHELTERED housing residents who feared they would be forced out of their homes have been reassured their accommodation will be improved.
A NEWPORT care home will close with the loss of 36 jobs.
THE joys of spring are starting to show in Pontypool Park thanks to local residents who took part in a Wild Weekend bulb planting event organised by Pontypool Park Friends.
FURTHER to my letter regarding the work being carried out at the George Street/Commercial traffic light junction, when I saw the short link road between Kingsway and this junction I assumed – wrongly – that a roundabout was being created.
SO COMMUNITY councillor Rob Benjamin wants to move the Pontypool Christmas Cavalcade to Pontypool Park? How shortsighted can a man be?
I WAS recently proud to be part of a group of residents who successfully negotiated with travellers who were unlawfully occupying the old Focus DIY site in Rogerstone.
THE jolly japes during the council’s “incinerator”
HOW encouraging to read in Wednesday’s issue the chance for Newport to improve itself by compulsory purchase of our “ugly buildings.”
HELEN Shapiro, who shot to fame in the 60s at the age of 14 with singles Don’t Treat Me Like a Child, Walking Back to Happiness, and Tell Me What He Said, will be in Pontypool next month.
OUR thoughts are with Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales player Lloyd Burns today.
THE adage “it’s an ill wind that blows no-one some good”, certainly applies to recent events regarding the (alleged) tanker strike.
CHEPSTOW residents are calling for more to be done to stop speeding motorists using a narrow road as a short cut.
PONTYPOOL’S historic rugby club is urging fans to help with a ‘fighting fund’ as it continues its legal battle with the Welsh Rugby Union.
The UK's fragile economic recovery suffered a jolt today after figures revealed a sharp fall in exports to countries outside Europe.
AN ABERGAVENNY coach driver will go on trial accused of causing amotorway pile up in which a 30-year-old Birmingham man died.
The number of buses and lorries on the roads is continuing to fall, according to Government figures.
Gwent’s largest council is heading to the polls this May. DAVID DEANS explores the issues facing Caerphilly council voters this year.
THE fiancé of a Newport woman who died suddenly aged just 40 paid tribute to a “fun loving” and “devoted”
LUKE Charteris will make his 100th RaboDirect PRO12 appearance when he captains Newport Gwent Dragons in their penultimate home match of the season against Benetton Treviso tomorrow (kick-off 7.30pm).
A NEWPORT man arrested yesterday on suspicion of possessing a firearm after a two-hour siege was released with no further action.
IT'S not often that Cross Keys head coach Greg Woods quietly goes about his business.
MONEY. The Welsh clubs blamed a lack of it and their English counterparts blasted their inability to spend it for their respective European failures.
A NEWPORT MP has asked what the Chancellor is doing to cut or freeze the cost of using the Severn crossings after Humber Bridge car tolls were slashed in half.
A RIVER search for a missing Chepstow man due to stand trial and believed to have fallen into the River Wye has stopped.
A FORMER ambulance service chief will stand trial accused of the sexual grooming of a 15- year-old boy.
NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh is no longer looking at the teams around his side in the Conference relegation battle because he’s confident the results of others won’t matter.
A NEWPORT couple who have hardly spent a day apart since the start of the Second World War are celebrating 70 years of marriage.
WILLIAMS (Barbara) God knew that you were weary, the road to hard to climb, so he gently closed your tired eyes and whispered Peace be thine. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Sweet dreams Mum. Love forever, Susan, Bernard and family.
WARMAN Peacefully on the 1st April 2012 at Nevill Hall Hospital, Glynne of Nant-y-Gollen Farm, Pontypool. Dearly loved father of Stephen and Andrew, father in law of Sara and Ann, much loved Granpa of Ryan, Alys, Helena and Thomas, loved brother of Malcolm and Diana. Glynne will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at the Gwent Crematorium on Thursday 19th April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be given at the service for The British Red Cross. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, Pontypool. Telephone 01495 772288
WILLIAMS (Maisie) The family of the late Maisie Williams wish to express their sincere thanks to all their relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement. They would also like to thank everyone for the cards, floral tributes and donations given for the British Heart Foundation. A special thank you to the Doctors & Nurses at New Inn Surgery, all the staff at Q Care, Rev Jennifer Mole and Staff at Wesley Funeral Home.
LARCOMBE The family of the late Marcia Larcombe extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours, for expressions of sympathy, cards and letters of condolence received. We are particularly grateful to the Reverend Gordon Cooke and members of New Inn Congregational Church and everyone at Hook Funeral Service. Thanks also to those who gave donations for Guide Dogs for the Blind and to all who attended the service.
JONES (Trevor) The family of the late Trevor Jones would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to Rev Cliff Chonka, doctors and nurses on ward C4 East RGH, Danygraig Nursing Home and everyone who attended the service and gave donations for Rookwood Hospital.
DAVIES (Syd) Betty Davies and family would like to thank all neighbours, friends and colleagues (ex Wynns) for all the lovely cards received, also everyone who attended the funeral. A big thank you to Rev Sue Collingbourne for her very kind words. Special thanks to Tovey Bros for making a sad day memorable, thank you one and all.
MORETON (Alwyn) Mary, Glyn, Alison and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind messages of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence and donations received.
WORKMAN (Vincent Miles) Vince, dear brother of Ted and Elaine, brother-in-law of Rusty and the late Albert, loved uncle of his niece and nephews. Goodnight, God Bless. xxx
COLE (Gerald) In loving memory of Gerald Cole who died 12th April 2008. Remembering every day all the happy times we spent together. Your ever loving wife Babs and all the family.
WILLCOCK (Beverley and Joyce-Daisy) In loving memory of my Mam and Dad who died in April 2003. Fondly remembered by daughter Lynn.
JAMES (nee Carter) To VICTORIA AND DAVID a Precious Daughter FLORENCE JEANNE born 11-04-2012 First beautiful Grandchild for Fiona and Nigel. Much longed for first Great Grandchild for Rhoda and Bob McCourtney. Special thanks to Midwives, Trish Jarvis and Deb Porter who were "FAB" Much Love from us all. xxxxx
TUFFT (Joan) Happy 81st Birthday Sweetheart No cards today, only memories of the happy times we spent together. Missing you so much. Love you forever. Your loving husband Len xxx
CHARLTON (Roger) Mary and family send special thanks to family and friends for all cards, flowers, messages of sympathy and donations for Altzheimers Research. Thanks also to Chris Wood and Greenwillows for the care and understanding given to the family.
JONES (Betty) On 6th April, at her home in Blenheim Avenue, Magor, Betty, aged 59 years. Beloved wife of the late Keith, devoted mother of Paul and Lisa and Rebecca and Gareth, much loved Nanny Betty of Luke and Joseph. Dearly loved by all her family. Funeral Service Monday 23rd April, 11.00am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations for St. Annes Hospice may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468
WHITE (Megan) Passed away on 3rd April at Ynysddu Nursing Home, Megan, formerly of Cwmfelinfach. Wife of the late Gordon, mother of Fay and Marlene and mother in law of Ron. A treasured grandmother to all her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Requiem Mass will be held on Monday 16th April 2012 at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pontllanfraith at 11am. Interment to follow at Danygraig Cemetery, Risca. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be sent for The Lymphoma Association c/o Stanley J. Nicholas Funeral Directors, The Paddocks, Pengam. R.I.P.
WAITE Peacefully at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny on Friday 30th March 2012 David (Dai) aged 67 years of Blaenavon. Much loved Husband of Lorraine, devoted Dad of Gail and Wayne, Ann and Paul, loved Gramp of Loran, Craig, Scott and Kelly. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place on Friday 20th April 2012. Service 3.00pm at the Gwent Crematorium Chapel, Cwmbran prior to cremation. Family flowers only. Donations to the C.C.U. and I.T.U., Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny may be sent to T.J. Brown & Sons, Oaklands, Funeral Homes, George Street, Brynmawr. Tel: 01495 310238
JONES (Mary) Slowly, almost so we wouldn't notice, Wouldn't worry, wouldn't feel sadness, Smiling when she see's our faces, Joking, teasing making faces. Leaving no doubt who she cared for Who came first, her children always. Peacefully left us feeling At the end, the time we were given To say goodbyes and kiss her forehead Was just our Mum being Mum as always. Nothing can hurt you now Mum. All our love, Ian and Helen. xxx
JONES (Mary) Love says little but means so much. Love is a feeling, a look, a touch. Love is a gift and I give it to you. From a daughter who's heart is broken in two.... Goodnight, God bless my darling Mum. Helen & Tony. xxx
JONES (Mary) A face so full of laughter. A heart full up with care. The loss we feel without you, sometimes too hard to bear. Your smile and love will live on forever, in our hearts. Shine bright up there, our wonderful Nan. All our love, Katie and Emily. xxx